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The cast includes:
- Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.)
- Captain America (Chris Evans)
- Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)
- Thor (Chris Hemsworth)
- Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)
- Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)
- Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)
- Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders)
- The Vision (Paul Bettany)
- Ultron (James Spader)
- Quicksilver (Aaron Johnson)
- Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)
Tropes used in Age of Ultron include:
- Adaptational Badass: Vision is one of the weakest Avengers in the comics. Here he's an Alternate Company Equivalent to Superman and powered by an Infinity Stone.
- Adaptational Heroism: Though he has the same goals as his comic counterpart, global extinction, Ultron is presented as a much more sympathetic character overall.
- Adaptational Wimp:
- Ultron is still a very powerful villain but his threat level is nowhere near what it was in the comics.
- Baron Strucker. He was one of HYDRA's premier generals in the comics but is nothing more than a Smug Snake here. Justified in that movie!Strucker gets very little to do before he gets killed by movie!Ultron, and badass as comics!Strucker may be, he is still nowhere near the league of comics!Ultron.
- Adapted Out: Hank Pym plays no role in the creation of Ultron.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's not clear exactly what caused Ultron to come online as Tony says that he and Bruce weren't even close to building a proper interface for the new AI. It's implied that the Mind Stone within the Scepter finished up Ultron's operating system and brought him to life but it's never made clear.
- Artifact of Doom: As Thor lampshades, four Infinity Stones emerging in less than a decade cannot be a good thing.
- As the Good Book Says...: Befitting his Dark Messiah tendencies, Ultron makes more than a few Biblical allusions.
- Bigger Bad: Thanos. Tony's intent behind the Ultron program was to better protect the world against another Chitauri invasion and he tries to complete the AI using the Scepter that Thanos gave to Loki.
- Colony Drop: Unable to get access to the nuclear launch codes, Ultron decides to just make a meteor and slam it down on the Earth.
- Crazy Prepared: In case anything happened to JARVIS, Tony has multiple backup AIs.
- Create Your Own Villain: Literally. Tony and Bruce create Ultron in their lab.
- Curb Stomp Battle:
- The Avengers vs HYDRA. Even the Mooks know that they're outgunned.
- Wearing only a single repulsor and his chest plate, Tony doesn't even need to look at Cap while Vision is being created.
- Dark Messiah: Ultron views himself as one.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Ulysses Klaue shows up as a Vibranium arms dealer, setting him up for Black Panther.
- Evil Counterpart: Ultron to Tony Stark.
- Exact Words: Hawkeye doesn't have a girlfriend.
- Foil: Ultron serves as one to:
- Loki. Loki was a magical based villain who craved his father's (Odin's) attention despite sharing little in common with him and kept changing his goal (banishing Thor, taking over Earth) for the reason of being acknowledged as someone's superior. Ultron is a technology based villain who shares many traits with Tony but doesn't care for his approval and has the same goal (global destruction) but his reasons for it keep changing.
- Captain America. Though he's The Cape and became a symbol for peace, Steve was meant to be a living weapon for the US Army while Ultron was made for peace but chose to bring about chaos. It's why Ultron is so disgusted by Cap.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: In the opening battle, the Sokovian citizens are protesting against the Avengers' presence in their country as well as having defaced images of Cap and Iron Man.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Is Vision able to lift Mjølnir because he's worthy? Or because his artificial nature makes it no different than putting the hammer in an elevator and the elevator still being able to go up?
- Misplaced Retribution: The Maximoff twins hate Tony Stark for designing the weapons that killed their parents and trapped them in rubble for two days. For some reason, this is Tony's fault, not say, the person who fired the missile.
- Mood Swinger: Ultron. That's what happens when you Really Were Born Yesterday.
- Mythology Gag:
- Ultron first meets the Maximoff twins in a church dressed in red, referencing his first comic appearance as the Crimson Cowl.
- Natasha refers to Tony as "Shellhead", a comic nickname for Iron Man in the comics.
- In a deleted scene, Tony insults the Maximoffs by comparing them to Flowers in the Attic, referencing Wanda and Pietro's Brother-Sister Incest from Ultimate Marvel.
- Laura Barton was Clint's wife in Ultimate Marvel. She survives this film though.
- Near Villain Victory: Ultron manages to lift Sokovia to extinction level and trigger the fall, only being stopped by Thor and Tony at the last second.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: War Machine's stories certainly impress the civilians. Thor and Tony? Not so much.
- Not So Above It All: Thor tries to seriously talk to Tony and Steve about the Infinity Stones but can't help but crack a smile when comment on putting Mjølnir in an elevator.
- Never Live It Down: In-Universe, no one is going to let Steve forget that he childishly called Tony out for a mild profanity ("Shit"). By the end, he's embraced the mockery.
- Orcus on His Throne: Averted. Thanos has gotten off his chair and will be going after the Stones himself.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Many characters question why Ultron doesn't just launch a few nukes to Kill All Humans. As is revealed halfway through the film, he's trying to but JARVIS is blocking him.
- Really Was Born Yesterday:
- Vision quotes this as the reason for being "unbearably naive."
- Though not commented on, Ultron himself. By the end, he's, at most, two days old. Little surprise that he's so immature.
- Reed Richards Is Useless: Ultron bemoans that Howard Stark's Vibranium was used to make "a frisbee." In his mind, this is typical of humanity as a whole. Justified in that Howard doesn't have Wakanda's resources, and Howard at no point was shown to be of the same intelligence level of Shuri or any of the other Wakandan scientists.
- Retcon: The Stinger originally took place in 2015 before Avengers: Infinity War came out and it was declared to have taken place during the events of Thor: Ragnarok.
- Ruritania: Sokovia.
- Takes One to Kill One: When faced with Ultron's Fighting a Shadow abilities and power of using the internet as a backdoor to escape, Tony builds another AI to counter him, to Steve's vocal protest. Fortunately, The Extremist Was Right.
- Your Worst Nightmare:
- Tony fears that another invasion will see Earth conquered and the Avengers dead because he didn't do enough to protect them.
- Black Widow fears that she can never escape her past.
- Thor fears that his irresponsibility and power will spell Asgard's doom.
- Cap fears the war ending and having no one left to fight, leaving him all alone.
- Klaue fears... cuttlefish. He saw a documentary, it was terrifying.
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